Croydon Partnership’s revised plans for Whitgift development

Sean Creighton writes,

The Westfield/Hammerson Croydon Partnership (CP)  is dragging its feet in terms of finalising acceptable plans for the redevelopment of the Whitgift Centre.

They have submitted revised plans which are being considered at pre-application stage by the Council’s Planning Committee on Thursday 28 April.

They are holding a public exhibition in Centre  ground floor, next door to the W. H. Smith entrance on Thursday 12 May 2-8pm, Friday 13 May 11am-6pm, and Saturday & Sunday 14 & 15 May 11am-5pm.

 

Sean Creighton explores the issues of Westfield/Hammerson development in Croydon, in three parts…

Part 1, Part 2 and  Part 3.

 

And Sean hosts a post from Andrew Kennedy on the planning committee meeting discussing the revised proposals.

 

For further details see Croydon Partnership

 

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The Westfield/Hammerson Croydon Partnership (CP) the Whitgift Centre is dragging its feet in terms of finalising acceptable plans for the redevelopment of the Whitgift Centre.

They have submitted revised plans which are being considered at pre-application stage by the Council’s Planning Committee on Thursday 28 April. They are holding a public exhibition in Centre  ground floor, next door to the W. H. Smith entrance on Thursday 12 May 2-8pm, Friday 13 May 11am-6pm, and Saturday & Sunday 14 & 15 May 11am-5pm.

Planners Devastating Critique

Although couched as far as possible in ‘neutral’ language, the Planners report to the Committee is a devastating critique which highlights how little detailed work the Partnership has carried out since the confirmation of the CPO by the Secretary of State last September.

As it is now seeking a new planning permission and risks the plan being called in by the newly elected Mayor of…

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Plea for information – West Thornton ward, Croydon

An appeal for information from the local police team for West Thornton.
 
Can you help?

West Thornton Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email – WestThornton.snt@met.police.uk
Tel –  07920 233 884

Twitter: @MPSWestThornton

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Download a copy of the notice here, to pass on or to display. Police appeal for info

Croydon Policing Newsletter – Bensham Manor – Spring 2016

Here’s the newsletter covering the Croydon council ward of Bensham Manor.

Why not email the team on the address below to ask to be added to their monthly circulation list?  This way you’ll receive these newsletters and any other important updates straight to your inbox.

Produced by:
Bensham Manor Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email – BenshamManor.snt@met.police.uk
Tel – 020 8721 2711

Twitter: @MPSBenshamManor

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Download a copy here: Bensham Manor SNT Spring 2016 Newsletter Final

Croydon Policing Newsletter – New Addington – March 2016

Here’s the monthly newsletter covering New Addington.

Why not sign up to receive these newsletters and occasional updates direct to your inbox?  Just email the SNT on the address below to be added.

Produced by:

New Addington Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email – NewAddington.fieldway.snt@met.police.uk
Tel – 07843 065861
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Download a copy here: New Addington March 2016 update

Tell Healthwatch Croydon about your experiences with health and social care services

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Darren Morgan writes,

Healthwatch Croydon listens to people’s views and experiences of local health and social care services.

Around 300 stories each week reach our office, and thanks to the work of our Patient Experience Panel, our database now contains 10,000 items of processed intelligence. To mark this, we thought we would share with you some of the findings of this collective experience.

GPs
The 3,674 comments in our database tell us that patient sentiment is positive overall, with compliments on the quality of treatment and customer service received. However, there is some negativity around appointment booking, with congested telephones and waits of days (or more) to see a GP of choice cited. 84 people tell us they don’t even have a named GP, perhaps this is a sign of things to come?

Hospital and Community Health
Of the 3,309 experiences recorded, we are pleased to say that the majority have praised the customer service received. Indeed, it is good to see compassion, dignity and respect upheld by those we rely on. It is not all good news though, as 200 people complain about waiting lists and 214 have had trouble getting through on the phone. Although the service itself may be good, it is not always as responsive as we would all like, and carers and family members would like to be involved more.

Mental Health
There is a perception, reflected in the news, that mental health services, in particular, are not adequately funded – this is borne out by long waiting lists. However, the 2,407 experiences in our database are largely positive about the quality of service overall. That said, some people feel they are not being ‘listened to’, involved in decisions about them, or aware of what is in their care plan. 150 people also express anxiety about medication and its side effects.

Social Care
The 528 comments on our database suggest that residents are satisfied with services as a whole, particularly those in residential care. However, we are becoming increasingly aware of social isolation, with residents receiving home support voicing a ‘lack of stimulation and life quality’. The availability of information and advice may be a key problem as many people say they are not aware of services and their entitlements.

We have attached a booklet, containing a selection of the 10,000 stories on the database.

Why?

We would like to encourage residents and professionals alike to confide in us with their experiences – the more information we get, the sharper our focus will be.

If you have an interest in health and social care related issues, why not join our Patient Experience Panel?

Kind regards

Darren Morgan
Community Analyst
020 8663 5635

darren.morgan@healthwatchcroydon.co.uk

Download the booklet, Your Stories – HWC booklet.

Croydon Policing Newsletter – Coulsdon East – Spring 2016

Here’s the newsletter covering the Croydon council ward of Coulsdon East, keeping people in the ward up to date with policing matters in the area.

Why not sign up to receive these newsletters and important updates direct to your inbox? Just email the address below and ask to be added.

Produced by:

Coulsdon East Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email – CoulsdonEast.snt@met.police.uk
Tel – 020 8721 2059

http://content.met.police.uk/Team/Croydon/CoulsdonEast

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